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Headword: Agêlatein
Adler number: alpha,215
Translated headword: to banish as accursed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to drive out as a curse and accursed people.[1]
If [the breathing is] rough, [it means] to drive out curses; but if smooth, it means to drive away. "You seem to me to be in sad shape, you and the one who arranged to drive out these things".[2]
And Herodotus [writes]: "he arrived with a large force and drove out seven hundred Athenian families as accursed."[3]
Greek Original:
Agêlatein: hôs agos kai enageis tinas elaunein. ean men daseôs, to ta agê apelaunein: ean de psilôs, anti tou apelasein. klaiôn dokeis moi kai su ch'hô suntheis tade agêlatêsein. kai Hêrodotos: ho de sun megalêi cheiri apikomenos agêlateei heptakosia epistia Athênaiôn.
On this verb see already alpha 214.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius alpha161 Theodoridis.
[2] Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 401-2, with scholion.
[3] Herodotus 5.72.1 (web address 1 below) on king Cleomenes of Sparta in 510 BCE.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; religion; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 October 2000@22:19:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 23 October 2000@07:09:53.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 27 March 2006@04:52:11.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 January 2012@08:29:18.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@06:57:54.


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